School of Mathematics

Maths Week Scotland 2018

Maths Week Scotland is a new Scottish government initiative, aimed at showing the beauty and creativity of Mathematics all around the country.

Every year we take part in the nationwide initiative Maths Week Scotland through a variety of exciting events and activities aimed at family, childern, teenagers and school teachers. Below is a list of our activities for Maths Week 2018.


Maths Week at Work: a series of videos for secondary schools

We have produced a series of videos to be used as educational resources by secondary school teachers. The series consists of five videos. Five Maths graduates working in different sectors explain how they use maths in their jobs, and mention some of the struggles they were facing while studying maths. Then they will present a puzzle which is somehow related to their job.

Check this page for further details, and to watch the videos.


Reception for Maths teachers

The School of Mathematics hosted a reception for mathematics teachers. The event included talks from school teachers and staff in the School of Mathematics about current research. The Deputy First Minister, Mr John Swinney, addressed the event.

The evend ended with a reception, and a chance to have a look at hands-on activities (puzzles, science week exhibits etc.).


Special Maths Circle: Saturday 15th September 

On Saturday 15th of September we hosted a special Maths Circle, with activities for children and adults alike. 


To find out about other activities which took place around Scotland during Maths Week 2018, visit this page.